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September 22, 2014

NREL to Test Inverters for the “Little Box Challenge” Presented by Google and IEEE

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will test power inverters submitted to the Little Box Challenge presented by Google and the IEEE Power Electronics Society. The Challenge is an open competition to build smaller power inverters for use in solar power systems. The winner of the $1 million prize will have designed and built a kilowatt-scale inverter with the highest power density – at least 50 Watts per cubic inch.

September 19, 2014

NREL Industry Growth Forum Attracts Clean Energy Entrepreneurs and Investors

Thirty clean energy companies will present their business cases to a panel of investors and industry experts Oct. 28 and 29 in Denver, as the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosts its annual Industry Growth Forum.

August 27, 2014

Crystal Solar and NREL Team Up to Cut Costs

"Gas to wafer" approach, 100 times faster than typical methods, wins R&D 100 award.

July 28, 2014

NREL Uses Industry Best Practices to Add Partners

NREL is accelerating the availability of next-generation technologies by making it easier for industry partners to work with the lab.

July 17, 2014

Industry, Investors Count on NREL's Modeling Tools

NREL's algorithms and models predict performance and financial risk of renewable energy systems.

July 11, 2014

NREL Research Earns Two Prestigious R&D 100 Awards

A growth system that can produce thin solar cells quickly and at low cost, and an ultra-efficient supercomputer platform – both developed or advanced by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its partners – have been named among this year’s most significant innovations by R&D Magazine.

June 26, 2014

NREL Supercomputer Tackles Grid Challenges

As "big data" plays an increasing role in the renewable energy industry, NREL's Peregrine supercomputer is ready to take flight.

June 25, 2014

NREL and General Motors Announce R&D Partnership to Reduce Cost of Automotive Fuel Cells

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and General Motors (GM) are partnering on a multiyear, multimillion dollar joint effort to accelerate the reduction of automotive fuel cell stack costs through fuel cell material and manufacturing research and development (R&D).

June 11, 2014

NREL Bolsters Batteries with Nanotubes

Approach boosts performance, safety, and durability for lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, soon to be a $14 billion market.

June 2, 2014

Technology Transfer Capabilities in the News

NREL's technology transfer capabilities, and the laboratory's own Bill Farris, were highlighted in a recent Chief Executive publication.

May 9, 2014

NREL Staff Recognized for Top Innovations

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently recognized the professionals behind the lab’s greatest innovations from the past year during its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony. The event also celebrated NREL’s commercialization and partnering successes, recognizing the researchers and engineers—including three honorees in the new Rising Stars Award category—who made it happen.

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